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Two state officials refuse to raise taxes to cover shortfall

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Two top state officials say they will not raise taxes to cover the state's latest revenue shortfall.

Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan told mayors and local leaders in Madison Wednesday that people are "struggling enough now."

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And Administration Secretary Michael Morgan re-affirmed Gov. Jim Doyle's promise from last week not to raise state taxes to replace $1.6 billion in lower tax revenues caused by the recession.

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